Women marginal farmers speak out

Women marginal farmers speak out

29 October 2009

Women farmers grow, buy, sell, cook food and feed their children. They produce 60 – 80% of food in most developing countries.

Women hold the key to tackling hunger and malnutrition. Their needs are often not recognised or understood.

As a result, policies relating to food and agriculture in rural areas have limited impact on their lives.

In this report we draw on our own experience of working with rural communities in Zambia. We are aiming to highlight the role women play as producers of food, the challenges they face and how policy makers can meet their needs more effectively. Click the link below to read this report.

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Women marginal farmers speak out

Women farmers grow, buy, sell, cook food and feed their children. They produce 60 – 80% of food in most developing countries. Women hold the key to tackling hunger and malnutrition. Their needs are often not recognised or understood.